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Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
  • Discover twenty cool animals, ten great mountain ranges, and seven continents all in one story! And do it in the age-old style of children the world over - by clapping, counting, singing, and acting like . . . Well, animals! What fun!

    Reviews
    "Marianne Berkes continues her great series with this book that introduces 20 different animals that live on ten different mountain ranges on seven different continents of the world. This book will make teaching geography fun and easily fulfills the core curriculum standards for elementary literacy skills, math, and geography. It will be a wonderful addition to your school, classroom or home library. Readers can count the animal babies, and read the numeral on the page, or vice versa. Likewise, they will enjoy the natural rhymes of the story and sing a song they already know with different words. Besides all that, they can identify the continents and animals that live on each. The cut paper illustrations are realistic enough to jump right into. Readers of all ages will be tempted to make their own cut paper illustrations. This is a book that just keeps on giving. The end pages have tips from the author as well as tips from the illustrator so readers can try out the techniques on their own. That is on top of all the added detailed information about the animals included in the book. A particularly helpful section in the end pages deals with what parts of the book are facts and which fiction. These are decisions always difficult for young readers to distinguish on their own.... While the youngest readers might not grasp everything in the end pages, older students will soak up everything this book has to offer." — Grade Reading – Sue Poduska

    Educator Information
    Following the main story, this book is chock full of resources for parents and teachers, including facts about each of the animals featured (including the hidden animals) and about mountains. A simple world map makes it easy for children to locate the continents and the mountain ranges where the animals live. A “Tips from the Author” page has suggested activities and a “Tips from the Illustrator” page offers an interesting perspective from the artist, who created the illustrations using cut paper.

    This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

    Recommended ages: 3-8

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"

$11.95

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Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
  • Teachers and parents, here is another favourite from Marianne, who has a special talent. The kids think it’s entertainment while teachers and parents think it’s a great lesson about the Arctic! This book combines singing, counting, and full-body action with terrific cut-paper illustrations that kids will want to imitate.

    Over in the Arctic, the snow goose “honks” and the wolf “howls.” Children too will joyfully honk and howl while they count the baby animals and sing to the tune of “Over in the Meadow.” And they’ll hunt for hidden animals on each page. A big plus for educators are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

    Reviews
    "Modeled after the traditional song “Over in the Meadow,” this (for the most part) easily chanted rhyme introduces a variety of land and sea animals and birds found in the tundra. Standard number-recognition and counting concepts are augmented by additional ideas and vocabulary in the active text, which highlights the Arctic climate, animal habits and the proper names for the animals’ young. “Over in the Arctic / Where some creatures migrate, / Lived a mother snow goose / And her little goslings eight. / ‘Honk,’ said the mother. / ‘We honk,’ said the eight. / So they honked and flew south / Where some creatures migrate.” Graceful, stylish cut-paper collages in a mixture of bright colors and patterns create icy backgrounds for each scene. Well-conceived extension ideas for curriculum and art connections follow a “hidden animal” game and a “Fact or Fiction” explanation about the rhyme’s tundra environment. A value-added exploration of the Arctic for preschoolers and early elementary-age children." — Kirkus Reviews

    Educator Information
    Included are several pages of extension ideas for curriculum and art projects as well as resources on the web and elsewhere.

    This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

    Recommended ages: 3-8

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"

$11.95

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Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
  • Jump like a squirrel, dunk like a raccoon, and . . . uh-oh . . . watch out for the skunk! Children learn the ways of forest animals to the rhythm of "Over in the Meadow" in this delightful introduction to the woodland habitat. They will also count the babies and search for hidden animals. And when they see how each illustration is made from cut paper, they may be inspired to try cut-paper art, too.

    Once again, Marianne Berkes makes learning fun. Kids will hide, graze, and pounce as they imitate and count the animals. Plus Marianne provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about forest animals, literature, and writing. Teachers and parents, as well as kids, are the winners here.

    Reviews
    "This story follows the rhythm and rhyme scheme of “Over in the Meadow” as mothers teach their babies life skills. “Over in the forest/where the clean waters run/Lived a busy mother beaver/and her little kit one./’Build,’ said the mother/’I build,’ said the one./So they helped build a lodge/where the clean waters run.” All 10 babies are called by their names: “fawns,” “joeys,” “hatchlings,” “poults,” and “chicks,” which is educational (although several young animals are called “kits”). Beautiful cut-paper collages, embellished with pencil, pastels, and ink, are filled with soothing, woodsy colors and many textures. This book would be a great read-aloud, followed with a call-and-response song-the music is provided at the end. Questions about what is fact and what is fictionalized (e.g., the numbers of babies) in the story, information about the animals, and tips and activities from the author and the illustrator are appended. With its many curricular extensions and wonderful springboard to art classes, this book is a terrific addition to most collections." — School Library Journal

    Educator Information
    In this book, the author provides tons of ideas for activities and curriculum extensions about forest animals, literature, and writing.

    This book is part of the "Over in the..." series.

    Recommended ages: 3-8

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 10.00" x 9.00"

$11.95

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Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
  • Teachers! This book is like a whole unit on migration wrapped in a winning combination of easy verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations.

    For animals, migration is a powerful compulsion to travel, sometimes over long distances, often skipping many meals. Sometimes, as in the case of the monarch butterfly, a round-trip takes several generations. Why do they do it? How do they succeed? The ten featured species offer a broad representation of migration: loggerhead turtles, monarch butterflies, manatees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Pacific salmon, Canada geese, California gray whales, caribou, Arctic tern, and emperor penguin.

    The book is loaded with additional tips for teachers. Once again Marianne Berkes combines her teaching, writing, and theatrical skills to combine entertainment with education--creative non-fiction at its best.

    Reviews
    "Teachers especially will welcome this poetic look at animal migration patterns. Ten critters, ranging from Canada geese to caribou and loggerhead turtles, celebrate their “going home” with a rhyme, a small paragraph of information, and a colorful, realistic illustration spreading across facing pages. A large map helps readers follow migratory patterns, and a closing section contains a look at the “mystery” of migration, further data on the creatures in focus, and a handy-dandy passel of suggestions, such as to “Write Your Own Story” about an animal not included in this book.... [T]he book is a pleasant way to tie creative writing and natural history in a simple package." — School Library Journal

    "A winning combination of verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations that describe the mysterious migration patterns of animals from loggerhead turtles to monarch butterflies to ruby-throated hummingbird to caribou. Resources at the end of the book include websites to learn more about the featured animals, and several lesson and activity ideas for educators." — ForeWord Reviews – Teresa Scollon

    Educator Information
    A poetic, yet factual, book on animal migration patterns that includes a map of migration routes, detailed information on each species mentioned, teaching tips, activities, and a list of books and websites for further study.

    Recommended Ages: 4-10

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 10.50" x 9.00"

$11.95

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Noisy Bird Sing-Along
Author: John Himmelman
Format: Paperback
  • Every kind of bird has their very own kind of sound! Cheerful sounds, mournful sounds, sweet sounds, weird sounds. You can tell who they are without even opening your eyes. And what fun to sing along!

    John Himmelman knows those sounds well and loves to share his enthusiasm for birds. He explains how to call birds by “pishing,” gives tips on how to attract birds by feeding them, how to make your list of birds, and more. John is the creator of “The Big Sit!”—an event in which participants all over the planet choose one spot, a 17-foot circle, to count all the birds they see and hear in 24 hours.

    Reviews
    "The sounds, habitats and diets of a few birds are told in simple direct sentences. The contrasting colors used by John Himmelman make each page an individual beauty. Correct details of each habitat and every bird described will provide young readers with things to find and study in each picture for a long time. This entertaining book will also draw teachers and librarians to seek out other books by the same author.

    Second grade readers will be able to read the text independently, in many cases, but much younger children will enjoy having it read to them. Older children may use it for science reports or for ideas to use in building dioramas. Children who love to draw or paint might be encouraged to try illustrating things from their own backyard after studying these realistic illustrations.

    The sounds included provide teachers, parents and readers an opportunity to practice the literacy skill of onomatopoeia while learning about birds. What fun it would be to have different children assigned to make the call of a particular bird.

    This is a good introduction to reading nonfiction books and picking out important details. After reading it, students might write a nonfiction sentence of their own. The activities and facts at the end of the book will encourage and aid young readers to broaden their knowledge of birds and birding. This book will be a great addition to classroom, school, and home libraries." — Grade Reading – Sue Poduska

    Educator Information
    Recommended Ages: 4-7

    This book is part of the Noisy Sing-Along series.

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 9.50" x 9.50"

$11.95

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Noisy Bug Sing-Along
Author: John Himmelman
Format: Paperback
  • Listen to the "buggy" concert happening in your yard, or in the fields and woods nearby. What insects are making those sounds? Learn who is making what sound, and why. Sing along with them! This book is a wonderful introduction to the noisy, busy world of insects.

    Reviews
    This playful introduction to six-legged critters is perfectly tuned to a tot’s love of sound and color. Youngsters can squeaka-squeaka like a tiger moth, buzzzzzz like a bumble bee, and tick-tick-tick zeezeezee like a bush katydid. Each double-page spread reveals the insect in its natural habitat, and both are rendered with scientific accuracy in bright, though realistic, colors. (No crickets in top hats or neon green foliage.) Readers get a sense of scale, too, by seeing a bug beside, for example, a blueberry that appears to be the size of an orange. Through text, pictures, and informative backmatter, John Himmelman shines an appreciative spotlight on our native creepy-crawlies and encourages children to attend to the wild chorus around them. — Washington Parent – Mary Quattlebaum

    Educator Information
    There’s a lot going on out there, and this book is a wonderful bridge to a whole noisy, busy world of insects. Learn who is making what sound, and why. In this book the reader is treated to scientifically accurate, up-close depictions of some very cool bugs. It explains why the bugs make the sounds they do, and how they do it-and it’s not with their voices! Plus the author offers several intriguing bug games.

    Recommended ages: 4-7

    This book is part of the Noisy Sing-Along series.

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 9.50" x 9.50"

$11.95

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Noisy Frog Sing-Along
Author: John Himmelman
Format: Paperback
  • When frogs get together, they love to sing! They fill their big, bulgy throat pouch with air and sing out loud. Some peep, some trill, some growl, some creek, and some go WAAH, WAAH, WAAH! It’s a chorus that happens near almost every pond and stream. Learn more about these delightful creatures—and sing along with them!

    Reviews
    "Himmelman wows with large-scale, realistic paintings of various frogs and toads in their natural habitats. After a paragraph introducing why and how these creatures produce sounds, each following spread features one species, from peepers and toads to bullfrogs and pickerels. The richly colored backgrounds are as varied as a purple sky above a creek and a blazing desert. The author includes a silent salamander, explaining its close relation as an amphibian. Many children will enjoy mimicking the diverse noises, and budding biologists will savor the illustrations." — School Library Journal

    "Himmelman follows up his salute to noisy bugs with a look at frogs—how and why they sing and what their songs sound like. Patterned similarly to his Noisy Bug Sing-Along (2013), each double-page spread focuses on a single sound—which reaches across the pages in a huge font—made by a frog or toad, some identified, some not. “A Peeper peeps in the cold spring rain. Peep-peep-peep.” To help readers imagine their tunes, many of the sounds are compared to other things—a plucked banjo, an angry sheep—while others use onomatopoeia—cuk, meep, ribbit—and still others are described as verbs—cry, trill, growl. — Kirkus Reviews

    Educator Information
    Recommended ages: 4-7

    This book is part of the Noisy Sing-Along series.

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 9.50" x 9.50"

$11.95

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A Caribou Alphabet
Author: Mary Beth Owens
Format: Paperback
  • A fun and lyrical celebration of the caribou.

    Once common in the northern United States, caribou are more closely identified with the Canadian arctic – and with Lapland, where their domesticated relatives, reindeer, are essential to the lives of the indigenous people. Through art and rhyme, this book celebrates the strength and beauty of one of nature's great survivors.

    Reviews
    “..an unusually attractive and, ultimately, informative book, certain to engage young readers and instill in them a feeling of respect for these lovely creatures and their environment” -Marcia Hupp, From School Library Journal

    Educator Information
    Nature and letters come together in this enchanting classic about the mighty caribou, one of the great symbols of the arctic wilderness. It's a counting book too--follow the number of hoof prints through the letters of the alphabet.

    Also included are a compendium of caribou facts and a new afterword about caribou in the twenty-first century. Journey into the magical world of the caribou, North America's own reindeer.

    Both an alphabet book and a child's nature book.

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 9.00" x 10.00"

$11.95

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Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight Into Food
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Format: Paperback
  • Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants use a gas that is poisonous to people and animals to create food and oxygen for all creatures with the help of the Sun. Children will be amazed by the little chloroplast factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Children of all ages will love this book!

    Topics include:
    a) the basic parts of plants, including roots, stems, and leaves and their jobs
    b) the ways in which plants have adapted to perform photosynthesis in deserts
    c) ocean photosynthesis
    d) how energy from plants is passed along food chains

    Educator Information
    Recommended ages: 7-10

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 8.42" x 9.50"

$9.95

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Dam Builders: The Natural History of Beavers and their Ponds
Author: Michael Runtz
Format: Paperback
  • Few animals in the world are as famous or as infamous as the beaver, and none save our species has the ability to so dramatically transform its environment.

    Beavers are remarkable animals. They have teeth that self-sharpen and never stop growing, and a heart that slows down and valves that close in their ears and noses when they dive. Their tail is the most multi-purpose of any animal on this planet; in addition to communication its many functions include serving as an air conditioner in summer and a food pantry in winter.

    From mighty moose that glean sodium from aquatic plants to swallows that live in drowned trees and tiny butterflies that nectar in meadows where a pond once stood, myriad organisms benefit from the actions of beavers.

    This book is a comprehensive overview of the lives of beavers and the habitats that arise from their actions. It is a visual extravaganza: approximately 400 photographs provide intimate insights into the lives of beavers and the inhabitants of their ponds and related habitats. Many new observations and rarely seen moments - such as beavers fighting - are documented in it.

    Awards
    Finalist for the 2015 Lane Anderson Award for the Best in Canadian Science Writing - Adult category

    Reviews
    "This book is a comprehensive overview of the lives of beavers and the habitats that arise from their actions. It is a visual extravaganza: approximately 400 photographs provide intimate insights into the lives of beavers and the inhabitants of their ponds and related habitats. Many new observations and rarely seen moments — such as beavers fighting — are documented in it. — Canada's History Magazine

    "With stunning photographs throughout, this extraordinary book may seem more suited for the coffee table than an academic bookshelf. But the photographs do more than simply illustrate the text—they tell the story of beavers visually and powerfully, bearing witness to engineering marvels that result in complex ecosystems that benefit both beavers and other species. The accompanying text, admittedly sparse relative to the photographs, is just as important and earns the book respect as an academic resource. Runtz acknowledges that he is a naturalist, not a research biologist. But his bias as a naturalist who admires the beaver for its ecological role and skill for altering the landscape does not lessen the volume's value, which is a "blend of gleanings from ... scientific literature" and Runtz's personal observations. The familiar tone of the prose draws readers into beavers' watery world. Dozens of other species—birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, mammals, flora—are considered as co-inhabitants of beaver constructed ecosystems, and the author examines beavers' impact on the human built world. Highly recommended" — Choice Magazine

    Educator Information
    This image-heavy book (approximately 400 photographs) has sparse but informative text and is geared towards adults. However, the wide range of photographs and information on beavers could be useful for classroom studies of beavers.

    Additional Information
    330 pages | 10.50" x 10.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$45.00

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Sea Otter Inlet
Author: Celia Godkin
Format: Paperback
  • Award-winning author/illustrator Celia Godkin explores the world of the sea otter and its integral relationship to the kelp forest in this beautiful information picture book.

    Starting with a single act of human intervention, the consequences of an imbalanced ecosystem are described, step-by-step. Godkin's text never preaches as she goes beyond an environmental disaster to show what happens when nature is left to heal itself.

    Coupled with her warm and accessible illustrations, Sea Otter Inlet is both a lesson in ecology and an inspiring story of survival.

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

    Recommended ages: 5-8

$9.95

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The Secret Bay
Author: Kimberly Ridley
Format: Hardcover
  • Estuaries form where river meets sea and fresh water mixes with salt. Teeming with life, these places of salt marshes, mudflats, and tidal backwaters serve as nursery areas for oceangoing fish, migratory stopovers for shorebirds, and homes for an amazing diversity of snails, bivalves, fish, mammals, horseshoe crabs, fiddler and blue crabs, terrapin turtles, plankton, and many others, all of whom we meet in the pages of this delightful book.

    Narrated in the poetic voice of the estuary itself, and accompanied by natural-history sidebars about estuary plants, animals, and cycles, The Secret Bay is a topnotch nature book.

    Educator Information
    A stand-alone book and a stunning companion volume to Ridley and Raye’s award-winning The Secret Pool. Ridley deftly augments the estuary’s lyrical narrative voice with sidebars about the plants, animals, and natural processes of an estuary. Raye’s gorgeous watercolors reveal new features and hidden treats with each reading. Back matter includes The Estuary Food Web, Great Escapes (how estuary animals avoid predators), and an author’s note about the challenges facing estuaries.

    A perfect book for the budding naturalist and for his or her parents and teachers.

    Recommended ages: 8-12

    Additional Information
    40 pages | 9.25" x 10.25"

$23.95

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About Habitats: Seashores
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Hardcover
  • This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of Seashores and showcases their remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

    In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children about seashores and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the wide variety of seashore topography.

    A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about seashores to inspire readers to learn more.

    Awards
    - Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 —National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2018 (US)

    Reviews
    “Another excellent edition… The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the back matter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students.” —Kirkus Reviews

    “With reliable information and attractive illustrations, this volume is a useful addition to a series celebrating its tenth year.” —Booklist

    “Useful for introductory units on marine and earth science.” —School Library Journal

    Educator Information
    With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what seashores are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

    Recommended ages: 3-7

    Additional Information
    48 pages | 10.25" x 8.75"

    This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

$22.95

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About Habitats: Polar Regions
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Hardcover
  • This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of the Arctic and Antarctic biomes and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

    In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the Polar Regions are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations show how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats.

    A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about Polar Regions to inspire readers to learn more.

    Awards
    - Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2016 (US)
    - NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2015 US)

    Reviews
    “A solid read-aloud to introduce young children to this area of the world.” ―School Library Journal

    “Given the demand for informational picture books on Arctic and Antarctic regions and their wildlife, libraries will find this a particularly useful addition to the Sills’ handsome About Habitat series.” ―Booklist Online

    “Easily accessible…” ― Horn Book Guide

    Educator Information
    With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what polar regions are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

    Recommended ages: 3-7

    Additional Information
    48 pages | 10.25" x 8.75"

    This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

$22.95

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About Habitats: Forests
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Hardcover
  • This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of the forest biome and showcases its striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

    Through simple, easy-to-understand language and beautifully detailed paintings, this guide describes the characteristics of different types of forests - from the cold boreal forests of the northern hemisphere to the warm tropical forests near the equator - and shows how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats.

    Awards
    - Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2008
    - Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ―Society of School Librarians International, 2007

    Reviews
    “It can be easy to forget that sometimes readers just need a simple concept, presented without bells and whistles: this book does just that… This is another strong series book for the Sills and would be a fine addition to elementary school and public libraries.” ― School Library Journal

    “The Sills do a good job of showing (and especially identifying) both plants and animals… A solid introduction…” ― Kirkus Reviews

    “Need an engaging K-2 book to help you teach habitats? Forests does a wonderful job of introducing early childhood learners to forest habitats and the organisms found there. ―NSTA Recommends

    Educator Information
    With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what forests are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

    Recommended ages: 3-7

    Additional Information
    48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

    This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

$22.95

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Sweetest Kulu (PB)
Author: Celina Kalluk
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • "Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."

    This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

    Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu; an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants.

    A perfect gift for new parents.

    Reviews
    “[A] lovely bedtime book . . . Young children will be captivated by the stunning beauty of the Arctic world embracing little Kulu.” — Quill and Quire

    “Highly recommended” — Canadian Review of Materials, 4/4 stars

    “This is a terrific book for those who have a newborn in the house… And for those of us who just need a book that rights the world for us, that reminds us of that world in all its richness.” — American Indians in Children’s Literature

    “. . . [P]lenty of material for both parents and children to enjoy.” — Books and Quilts

    “Complementing Kalluk’s words are gorgeous illustrations by Alexandria Neonakis.” — The Book Mine Set

    Additional Information
    36 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

Authentic Canadian Content
$10.95

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About Habitats: Oceans
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
  • A thoughtful yet entertaining glimpse into the amazing world of the ocean for young children.

    Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers an informative and entertaining first glimpse into ocean habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

    A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details.

    Awards
    - Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2013 (US)
    - NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association, 2012 (US)

    Reviews
    “This handsome volume from the Sills’ About Habitats series introduces the world’s largest habitat…The paintings are notable for the subtle use of color to recreate effects of water and light within the scenes…[A] fine addition to science collections…” ―Booklist

    “A lovely primer on Earth’s largest habitat, this book illustrates all the ocean basics with spare text and vivid watercolors. A detailed afterword allows readers to dig deeper.” ―Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine

    “What I like most is that it’s simple enough to share with preschoolers, but the afterward provides additional information that will appeal to older children. John’s illustrations are so beautiful…” ―What is Bridget Reading

    “While Cathryn describes the variety of ocean bottom surfaces – flat and sandy, deep valleys, tall mountains – John illustrates the animals that live in those places: stingrays, scalloped hammerhead sharks, dolphins.” ―Sally’s Bookshelf

    Educator Information
    With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

    Recommended ages: 3-7

    Additional Information
    48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

    This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

$10.95

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About Habitats: Wetlands
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
  • The About Habitat series for the very young highlights the defining characteristics of various habitats, including plant and animal life, using examples from around the world.

    Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into wetlands habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what wetlands are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how wetlands help maintain the delicate balance among Earth's environments. John Sill's beautifully detailed full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of wetlands topography—from salt marshes along the seacoasts to tropical mangrove swamps. The astonishing varieties of wetland plants and the birds, mammals, and fish that live there are also represented.

    A glossary and afterword provide young readers with further fascinating details on the earth's wetlands, their creatures, and their conditions.

    Awards
    - NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2012 (US)

    Reviews
    “The artwork is stunning, filled with realistic details and a beautiful balance of colors. The format would work well as a read-aloud” ― School Library Journal

    “This handsome book provides an attractive introduction to the variety, singular features, and great environmental importance of wetlands.” ― Booklist Online

    “This book will appeal to all readers interested in habitats…clear, precise, and easy to understand…meticulous illustrations bring each scene to life…” ― Library Media Connection

    “Each wetland has different plants and animals, but all are vital to help maintain the delicate balance among Earth’s environments. This book will answer the questions readers have about fragile and important wetland habitats.” ― NSTA Recommends

    Educator Information
    With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what wetlands are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

    Recommended ages: 3-7

    Additional Information
    48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

    This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

$10.95

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About Habitats: Mountains
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
  • This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of mountains and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

    In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of mountain landscapes—from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains to the forested slopes of the Appalachians.

    A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about mountains to inspire readers to learn more.

    Awards
    - NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association (US), 2014

    Reviews
    “A beautiful and informative selection.” ― School Library Journal

    “A solid introduction sure to help readers develop an appreciation for the scope and unique beauty of the mountains and mountain ranges that grace our planet.” ― Kirkus Reviews

    "The young age 4 to 7 child who has the pleasure to read and study this book will enjoy the soft colors and simple rendering of accurate illustrations of the various mountain habitats." ― Chat with Vera blog

    Educator Information
    With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

    Recommended ages: 3-7

    Additional Information
    48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

    This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

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About Habitats: Deserts
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
  • The About Habitat series for the very young highlights the defining characteristics of habitats, including the plant and animal life, using examples from around the world.

    Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into desert habitats. In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what deserts are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique challenges of surviving in this harsh environment. John Sill's beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of desert topography—from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U.S.—and the astonishing varieties of desert wildlife.

    A glossary and afterword provide young readers with further fascinating details on the desert, its creatures, and its conditions.

    Awards
    - Best Children’s Books of the Year ― Bank Street College of Education, 2008
    - Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ― Society of School Librarians International, 2007

    Reviews
    "A great choice for beginning readers and for sharing aloud, this elegant blend of clearly presented facts and starkly beautiful paintings makes an informative introduction to a harsh environment and the adaptations made by the plants and animals that live there." — School Library Journal

    "...this handsome book introduces deserts...some of the paintings focus on particular plants or animals, while others show broad landscapes, but all are well composed, delicately colored, and sensitively lit...accessible to very young children as well as older students, this provides an appealing introduction to deserts." — Booklist

    "Cathryn and John Sill are all but unequalled in their particular style...luscious watercolors are beautiful, sometimes bordering on the spectacular." — Bristol Herald Courier

    “Great for reading aloud, this simple but informative book introduces littler kids to arid landscapes for the first time.” ― Letter Blocks, Barnes and Noble Newsletter

    Educator Information
    With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what deserts are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

    Recommended ages: 3-7

    Additional Information
    48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

    This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

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Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors
Format: Hardcover
  • Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History honours the survivors, the former students, who attended residential schools. Designed for the general reader this accessible, 112-page history offers a first-person perspective of the residential school system in Canada, as it shares the memories of more than 70 survivors from across Canada as well as 125 archival and contemporary images (65 black & white photographs, 51 colour, some never before published).

    This essential volume written by award-winning author Larry Loyie (Cree), a survivor of St. Bernard Mission residential school in Grouard, AB, and co-authored by Constance Brissenden and Wayne K. Spear (Mohawk), reflects the ongoing commitment of this team to express the truths about residential school experiences and to honour the survivors whose voices are shared in this book.

    Along with the voices, readers will be engaged by the evocative, archival photographs provided by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre with the assistance of curator Krista McCracken. The book begins with the moving introduction by Larry Loyie, and moves to seven chapters that explore the purpose of this school system; cultures and traditions; leaving home; life at school the half-day system; the dark side of the schools; friendship and laughter coping with a new life; changing world–the healing begins; and an afterword. A detailed, full colour map showing residential schools, timeline with key dates, glossary, and a helpful index (including names of survivors and schools) make this vital resource a must-have for secondary, college, and universities, libraries, and the general reader.

    Reviews
    "A broad and comprehensive review of the history of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada told from the perspective of First Peoples in a very accessible way. Any educator, regardless of personal background or heritage, would find this timely resource very useful in any classroom." — Gary Fenn and Domenic Bellissimo, executive assistants, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

    "Written with a gentle hand, this book describes a history that few Canadians understand or even know about. From the first page, those in search of the truth are engaged in a journey of learning, as they come to understand the true battle of Aboriginal peoples to preserve their cultures and pride. This story is a true account of resiliency and human spirit." — Tracy Zweifel, executive director, Sagitawa Friendship Society, Alberta

    Educator Information
    This must-have resource includes a detailed, full-colour map showing residential schools, a timeline with key dates, and a glossary.

    Recommended for grades 7-12, but would still be useful for adults and college/university courses studying residential schools and Indigenous history.

    Additional Information
    112 pages | 10.43" x 8.26"

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About Habitats: Grasslands
Author: Cathryn Sill
Format: Paperback
  • This beginner's guide explores the major attributes of the grassland biome and showcases its striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

    In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what grasslands are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill's detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of grasslands and the wide variety of the plants and animals that live in grassland habitats.

    A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about grasslands to inspire readers to learn more.

    Awards
    - 2012 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 winner (US)
    - 2012 NSTA Recommends winner (US)
    - 2012 Best Children’s Books of the Year winner (US)

    Reviews
    “Great for classroom sharing.” ― Booklist

    “Clear, distinctive text narrates the facts about the habitat, its distinguishing characteristics, and the plant and animal life there …The Sills’ love of science is evident in the text and lovely, full-paged art that adds detail to the information…” ― Simply Science

    “There is quite literally something for every level of reader…Absolutely a must have book and series for young scientists as well as those looking to learn more about the world we live in!” ― There’s a Book

    Educator Information
    With simple text and language, and strong picture support (paintings), this non-fiction narrative teaches children what grasslands are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. A wide variety of the plants and animals that live in grassland habitats are represented.

    Text features include: An afterword, facts on the plants and animals featured, glossary of new vocabulary, and websites for further investigation.

    Curriculum Connections: Series; Non-fiction narrative; simple sentences; strong picture support paintings; Habitats Grasslands: characteristics; animals; plants; climate; adaptation; Earth and Life Science; Text features: glossary; map; afterword.

    Recommended ages: 3-7

    Additional Information
    48 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

    This book is a part of the About Habitats series, which introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components.

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The Tree in the Ancient Forest
Format: Paperback
  • Ancient trees embrace a wonderful world of creatures, each playing their special role. From lowly fungi to majestic owls, the book connects the web of nature and aptly portrays the amazing ways in which the inhabitants of the forest depend upon one another for survival. Stunning illustrations by the renowned illustrator, Christopher Canyon, manage to be both magical and true. As AAAS Science Books & Films says, "The science is accurate and the book painlessly teaches important ecological lessons."

    Reviews
    "Reed-Jones’ cumulative verse technique, which very effectively illustrates the ecological concept, will make this book a lively story-time or lap-share read-aloud as well as a good choice for choral reading. Canyon’s superb double-page illustrations can be appreciated both as fine works of art and as detailed studies of forest flora and fauna." — Booklist (Amer. Library Assn.)

    "This is a book that parents can buy to read to their children and should be a welcome addition to the school library. Teachers can make effective use of the volume as part of science lessons, since the science is accurate and the book painlessly teaches important ecological lessons." —
    Science Books & Films – Donald F. Logsdon


    "The Tree in the Ancient Forest beautifully describes forest life and how all things are connected. The main character in this story is a 300 year-old fir tree. The tree roots, truffles, mice, voles, and owls are some of the characters. Carol Reed-Jones’ use of repetitive, cumulative verse will not only educate children about the natural world, it will keep them entertained as well. Christopher Canyon’s illustrations, done in acrylic paint, complement the text and will hold the child’s attention. At the end of the story there are educational sections where additional information is provided about the 12 characters in the book and the questions “What is an Ancient Forest?” and “Why are Ancient Forests important?” are answered." — Cottage Times – N. Glenn Perrette (July 2002)

    Educator Information
    This book is a delightful introduction to the habitat in and around old trees. It includes a guide to the forest creatures and their interrelationships, and a concise explanation of an "ancient forest."

    Repetitive, cumulative verse – a poetic technique that children universally enjoy – aptly portrays the amazing ways in which the inhabitants of the forest depend upon one another for survival.

    Recommended Ages: 5-9.

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 7.80" x 11.75"

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Shelterwood
Format: Paperback
  • This engaging book explores forest diversity, understanding how the "layers" in a forest provide habitat for all kinds of animals and insects.

    Sophie's grandfather is a logger, and she watches as he harvests trees that will be cut into boards to build houses and furniture--but lets the tallest, wind-firm trees stay, to drop their seeds. As Sophie learns about the forest, she discovers that when we take care of the woods, they provide for us for generations to come.

    Additional Information
    40 pages | 9.00" x 10.00" | oil paintings throughout.

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Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats
Author: Mary Miché
Format: Paperback
  • Just imagine all of nature—mountains, prairies, oceans, and all—lying on your bed as a patchwork quilt! Take flora and fauna in their unique habitats, fold them up and you have a book, this book. Earth’s major habitats are spread before you, ready to be examined. Here in this beautiful package are revealed the key concepts of natural science. This patchwork quilt of nature covers the whole Earth, your home—yours to learn about, to enjoy, to care for, and to love.

    Reviews
    "What a delightful way to present the habitats of the world—all in patchwork quilt designs! The comparison of quilt squares joined together to form a beautiful quilt to that of the habitats of the world combined to create our remarkable planet is presented in such a creative way through the illustrations of Consie Powell. As the pages unfold, readers will find themselves immersed in the desert, rainforest, or ocean habitat for example, with the vegetation and wildlife of that particular biome portrayed in the surrounding quilt-like border. Vocabulary such as interdependence, adaptations, and biodiversity are introduced and explained in a simplistic way for young readers to understand. A quilt design with each of its squares devoted to an environmentalist of the world is also presented including Rachel Carson examining ocean vegetation, John Muir exploring the forest, and Jane Goodall observing a chimpanzee. Two pages at the back of the book are full of author tips on how to incorporate this title into different areas of the curriculum. Classrooms and libraries will want to include this title in their science collections." — Ingram Book Co. (June 2012)

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 9.00" x 11.00"

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Hope's Journey
Author: Jean Rae Baxter
Format: Paperback
  • It's 1791. The year a new province is created in the country that will one day be called Canada. The year Hope Cobman's life turns around. At thirteen, she must leave the orphanage where she has lived since her mother's death one year ago. Alone in the world, she dreams of finding her father and three brothers - all complete strangers to her, for even before her birth the American Revolution had scattered her family. Forced into becoming an indentured servant, she is little more than a slave to a lonely man and his bitter, crippled mother. Finally set free, she sets off on her own. But instead of finding a father and a brother who will take care of her, she learns that it is up to her to help them recover from the wounds of war. Along the way, she discovers her own strength. For Hope, and for all the Loyalists of Upper Canada, a brighter future lies ahead.

    Additional Information
    220 pages | 7.63" x 5.25"

    This is the fifth book in the "Forging a Nation" series. Other titles in this series include The Way Lies North, Broken Trail, Freedom Bound, and The White Oneida.

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Canoe Kids Volume 3: The Mi'kmaq of Newfoundland
Author: Canoe Kids
Traditional Territory: Mi’kmaw
Format: Paperback
  • Canoe Kids Vol. 3 The Mi'kmaq of Newfoundland (Ktaqamkuk) is the third issue of a 24 edition series designed as family books for kids all ages. This eight to ten year project will see the Canoe Kids Team embed with 24 Peoples. The mandate for the full-colour book (150+ full colour high res photographs) is Exploring Indigenous Cultures through Authentic Indigenous Voices. The publication balances culture, equity and the environment in a beautiful mix that reminds the reader of the pictorial quality of National Geographic with a more in depth editorial content.

    This third issue (in a series of 24) focuses on the Mi'kmaq of the Newfoundland and north Atlantic coast. In 150 pages the reader is introduced to the Mi'kmaq People who kindly assisted the Canoe Kids staff by allowing access to their traditional territory. Canoe Kids acknowledges the generosity of the Council of Flat Bay and Conn River.

    Educator Information
    Each edition follows a common theme and features:

    1: Compelling and beautiful pictorials that draw you into the stories and place of the featured community
    2: The story of the vessel used by the featured Peoples
    3: Art and Food
    4: A Kids Zone
    5: Resources for kids, parents and educators
    6: Stories by and of the featured Peoples in each edition
    7: Extraordinary pictures of the lives, land and waters of the featured Peoples

    The materials are equal parts cultural and environmental. The latter is a natural offshoot of the former as Indigenous cultures are wrapped around and through the lands and water and sky both spiritually and from a harvesting and gathering perspective. Indigenous Peoples have long been the caretakers of Mother Earth and we can all learn from these experts whose message is perhaps more relevant today than ever.

    Indigenous communities have always included the little ones in their circles and talk and teach to them in the same way they talk and teach to young adults and adults. Canoe Kids decided to follow that inclusive way of life for the layout of each book. Rather than create editions for different age groups, Canoe Kids decided to have one book for all ages.

    K through 3 use Canoe Kids to read beautiful and ancient stories. There is beautiful original art to explore and a Kids Zone with puzzles, word searches, colouring, cutouts and more. Mid grades use the materials to study the culture, food and wildlife of the featured cultures. Grades 8 through 12 use stories that are more in depth from Dr. David Suzuki about the environment and there are discussion articles about living well and properly with Mother Nature as well as articles about the history and geography of the featured People.

    Additional Information
    150 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

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Canoe Kids Volume 2: The Haida of Haida Gwaii
Author: Canoe Kids
Traditional Territory: Haida
Format: Paperback
  • Canoe Kids Vol. 2 The Haida is the second issue of a 24 edition series designed as family books for kids all ages. This eight-year project will see the Canoe Kids Team embed with 24 Peoples the publication designed as a family book for kids all ages. The mandate for the full-colour book (197 full colour high res photographs) is Exploring Indigenous Cultures through Authentic Indigenous Voices. The publication balances culture, equity and the environment in a beautiful mix that reminds the reader of the pictorial quality of National Geographic with a more in depth editorial content.

    This second issue focuses on the Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii. In 165 pages the reader is introduced to the Haida People who kindly assisted the Canoe Kids staff by allowing access to Haida territory. Canoe Kids acknowledges the generosity of the Council of Haida Nation, the Haida Museum and the Haida Heritage Centre.

    Educator Information
    Each edition follows a common theme and features:

    1: Compelling and beautiful pictorials that draw you into the stories and place of the featured community
    2: The story of the vessel used by the featured Peoples
    3: Art and Food
    4: A Kids Zone
    5: Resources for kids, parents and educators
    6: Stories by and of the featured Peoples in each edition
    7: Extraordinary pictures of the lives, land and waters of the featured Peoples

    The materials are equal parts cultural and environmental. The latter is a natural offshoot of the former as Indigenous cultures are wrapped around and through the lands and water and sky both spiritually and from a harvesting and gathering perspective. Indigenous Peoples have long been the caretakers of Mother Earth and we can all learn from these experts whose message is perhaps more relevant today than ever.

    Indigenous communities have always included the little ones in their circles and talk and teach to them in the same way they talk and teach to young adults and adults. Canoe Kids decided to follow that inclusive way of life for the layout of each book. Rather than create editions for different age groups, Canoe Kids decided to have one book for all ages.

    K through 3 use Canoe Kids to read beautiful and ancient stories. There is beautiful original art to explore and a Kids Zone with puzzles, word searches, colouring, cutouts and more. Mid grades use the materials to study the culture, food and wildlife of the featured cultures. Grades 8 through 12 use stories that are more in depth from Dr. David Suzuki about the environment and there are discussion articles about living well and properly with Mother Nature as well as articles about the history and geography of the featured People.

    Additional Information
    165 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

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Canoe Kids Volume 1: The Ojibwe of Great Spirit Island
Author: Canoe Kids
Traditional Territory: Anishinaabeg, Ojibway
Format: Paperback
  • Canoe Kids Vol. 1 The Ojibwe of Great Spirit Island is the first issue of a 24 edition series designed as family books for kids all ages. This eight-year project will see the Canoe Kids Team embed with 24 Peoples. The mandate for the full-colour book (161 full colour high res photographs) is Exploring Indigenous Cultures through Authentic Indigenous Voices. The publication balances culture, equity and the environment in a beautiful mix that reminds the reader of the pictorial quality of National Geographic with a more in depth editorial content.

    This first issue (in a series of 24) focuses on the Ojibwe People of Great Spirit Island (Manitoulin Island). In 129 pages the reader is introduced to the Ojibwe People who kindly assisted the Canoe Kids staff by allowing access to their traditional territory. Canoe Kids acknowledges the generosity of the Council of Aundeck Omni Kanning and the People of the six Manitoulin communities.

    Educator Information
    Each edition follows a common theme and features:

    1: Compelling and beautiful pictorials that draw you into the stories and place of the featured community
    2: The story of the vessel used by the featured Peoples
    3: Art and Food
    4: A Kids Zone
    5: Resources for kids, parents and educators
    6: Stories by and of the featured Peoples in each edition
    7: Extraordinary pictures of the lives, land and waters of the featured Peoples

    The materials are equal parts cultural and environmental. The latter is a natural offshoot of the former as Indigenous cultures are wrapped around and through the lands and water and sky both spiritually and from a harvesting and gathering perspective. Indigenous Peoples have long been the caretakers of Mother Earth and we can all learn from these experts whose message is perhaps more relevant today than ever.

    Indigenous communities have always included the little ones in their circles and talk and teach to them in the same way they talk and teach to young adults and adults. Canoe Kids decided to follow that inclusive way of life for the layout of each book. Rather than create editions for different age groups, Canoe Kids decided to have one book for all ages.

    CANOE KIDS is an ideal ongoing resource for teachers and is well received in all libraries. Articles are organized and developed so that there are materials for every age group, grade level, subject and interest.

    K through 3 use Canoe Kids to read beautiful and ancient stories. There is beautiful original art to explore and a Kids Zone with puzzles, word searches, colouring, cutouts and more. Mid grades use the materials to study the culture, food and wildlife of the featured cultures. Grades 8 through 12 use stories that are more in depth from Dr. David Suzuki about the environment and there are discussion articles about living well and properly with Mother Nature as well as articles about the history and geography of the featured People.

    Additional Information
    130 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

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Ours Esprit (6 Pack) (T)
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • Un jour de printemps, les animaux de la forêt se sont rassemblés avec Mère Ours pour faire la connaissance de ses deux nouveaux oursons. Comme ils émergeaient de l’antre, Corbeau a donné une plume blanche sacrée (un symbole de paix et d’harmonie) à l’un d’entre eux. Cette histoire magnifiquement illustrée d’un petit ours esprit est écrite en texte lyrique et plaira aux lecteurs de tout âge.

    There are 6 copies of Ours Esprit included in this set.

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Les Conteurs tlingits (6 Pack) (T)
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • Dans ce livre, Bill Helin explique l’importance des récits et des conteurs pour la culture et l’Histoire des Tlingits. En utilisant souvent des animaux de la forêt et de l’océan comme personnages, les conteurs ont tissé des leçons de survie, de respect et de vie familiale dans l’étoffe de leurs histoires.

    There are 6 copies of Les Conteurs tlingits included in this set.

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Le Don du saumon (6 Pack) (T)
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • Le texte lyrique de Bill Helin et les illustrations engageantes de cette histoire sur l’origine du saumon, son sa chaîne alimentaire et son cycle de vie raviront les lecteurs de tous les âges.
    « Elles ont grandi et grandi et un beau jour, c’est fabuleux, elles ont trouvé qu’elles avaient une queue. Puis mâles et femelles, tous les deux avaient une bouche et deux beaux yeux. »

    There are 6 copies of Le Don du saumon included in this set.

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La Pêche chez les Tlingits (6 Pack) (T)
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • Bill Helin a grandi dans une famille de pêcheurs. Dans ce livre, il décrit des outils et des méthodes de pêche traditionnels chez les Tlingits. Il parle aussi de plusieurs poissons : le hareng, le saumon, le flétan, la morue, le sébaste et l’eulakane. Bill et sa famille leur sont reconnaissants.

    There are 6 copies of La Pêche chez les Tlingits included in this set.

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Histoires de totems à Hong Kong (6 Pack) (T)
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • En 2012, Bill Helin se rend à Hong Kong à dans une école pour sculpter deux totems. Un totem représente la culture chinoise et l’autre reflète sa culture tlingit. Ce livre décrit les totems et la façon dont ils ont été sculptés pendant trois mois.

    There are 6 copies of Histoires de totems à Hong Kong included in this set.

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Fabriquer un tambour (6 Pack) (T)
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • Dans ce livre, Bill Helin explique l’importance des chansons et des tambours pour la culture et l’Histoire chez les Tlingits. Il décrit également le processus qu’il a suivi pour faire son premier tambour. Des directives illustrées et une liste de matériel aideront le lecteur à bien comprendre l’artisanat du tambour.

    There are 6 copies of Fabriquer un tambour included in this set.

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Corbeau rapporte la lumière du jour (6 Pack) (T)
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • Dans ce livre magnifiquement illustré, Bill Helin raconte comment Corbeau a libéré le soleil, la lune et les étoiles. Le Chef des Ténèbres avait pensé qu’il était rusé en les gardant tous cachés. Découvrez combien Corbeau est astucieux lorsqu’il se transforme au moment de rendre au monde la lumière du jour.

    There are 6 copies of Corbeau rapporte la lumière du jour included in this set.

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Construire un canot (6 Pack) (T)
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • Bill Helin est un artiste, sculpteur et conteur tlingit. Dans ce livre, il décrit, étape par étape, la fabrication de son premier canot de cèdre. En commençant par la recherche de l’arbre idéal dans la forêt jusqu’ au premier voyage du canot complété, chaque étape est clairement décrite et illustrée.

    There are 6 copies of Construire un canot included in this set.

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Pourquoi les corbeaux et les loups chassent ensemble (6 Pack) (S)
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Dans cette histoire des Salish de la Côte, un louveteau est transformé en corbeau afin qu’il puisse aider sa mère à chasser pendant les longs mois d’hiver. Cette période de misère terminée, le Créateur accepte de rendre la transformation permanente. À ce jour, vous pouvez entendre la famille de loups pleurer pour dire bonne nuit au corbeau qui veille sur eux.

    There are 6 copies of Pourquoi les corbeaux et les loups chassent ensemble included in this set.

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Maman, comment fait-on du poisson fumé ? (6 Pack) (S)
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Dans cette histoire des Salish de la Côte, on donne des instructions étape par étape : comment ramasser le bois, attraper le saumon puis le fileter et le fumer. Le texte et les illustrations aident le lecteur à comprendre le processus et mettent l’accent sur le respect que les Salish de la Côte ont pour le cercle de la vie.

    There are 6 copies of Maman, comment fait-on du poisson fumé ? included in this set.

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Le soleil et la lune (6 Pack) (S)
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Dans cette histoire des Salish de la Côte, pour aider à rendre leurs enfants heureux, le soleil et la lune font le choix difficile de se séparer. Le Créateur leur permet de se voir le temps d’une éclipse et au lever et au coucher du soleil. On peut voir le grand amour entre le soleil et la lune dans la beauté de ces moments.

    There are 6 copies of Le soleil et la lune included in this set.

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Le Cèdre, le coeur de notre peuple (6 Pack) (S)
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Dans cette histoire des Salish de la Côte, vous apprendrez l’importance du cèdre pour la culture et l’Histoire des Salish de la Côte. Vous y trouverez la description d’articles faits du bois et de l’écorce de cet arbre spécial. On y décrit aussi le protocole pour la récolte de l’écorce de cèdre.

    There are 6 copies of Le Cèdre, le coeur de notre peuple included in this set.

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La Grande Couverture de mousse (6 Pack) (S)
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Dans cette histoire des Salish de la Côte, pour compenser l’insolence de ses enfants envers Neige, Mère Arbre abandonne sa vie d’arbre et se transforme en une grande couverture de mousse. La couverture de mousse protège les jeunes arbres de la colère de Neige. Le respect pour la sagesse des Aînés est un thème important dans cette charmante histoire qui plaira aux lecteurs de tout âge.

    There are 6 copies of La Grande Couverture de mousse included in this set.

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Grand-maman et moi recevons des noms traditionnels (6 Pack) (S)
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Dans cette histoire des Salishs de la Côte, une jeune fille décrit comment elle et sa Grand-maman préparent une cérémonie d’attribution de noms. Lorsque le grand jour arrive, la maison longue se remplit de gens qui vont célébrer et être témoins lors de cette cérémonie.

    There are 6 copies of Grand-maman et moi recevons des noms traditionnels included in this set.

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Donnant-donnant (6 Pack) (S)
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Cette histoire des Salish de la Côte raconte comment les aigles à tête blanche ont obtenu leur nom, les oies leur long cou et les colibris leurs plumes colorées. À chaque fois, quelque chose est échangé, quelque chose est transformé et quelque chose est perdu. C’est cela qui rend ce petit livre si intéressant.

    There are 6 copies of Donnant-donnant included in this set.

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Prendre soin de notre Terre-Mère (6 Pack) (S)
Author: Celestine Aleck
Traditional Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback
  • Dans cette histoire Salish de la Côte, on explique comment chaque famille jouait un rôle traditionnel en prenant soin de notre Terre-Mère. Des feux contrôlés aux pratiques éthiques de chasse et de pêche, les Aînés enseignaient et enseignent encore aux membres des nations Salish de la Côte à respecter la Terre-Mère.

    There are 6 copies of Prendre soin de notre Terre-Mère included in this set.

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Louis Riel (The Canadians Series)
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
  • Louis Riel has been described as a "saint, sinner, rebel, hero, prophet, madman and traitor." It is no more clear today than it was during his lifetime which of these labels is closest to the truth.

    The Métis leader was educated in Montreal, but an itch for political involvement Brough him back to his home in Red River. In 1870 he led a takeover of Fort Garry in protest against the sale of Red River to the Canadian government. The execution of Thomas Scott by Riel's Provisional Government caught Ottawa's attention, and Red River was given provincial status. Despite the political victory, Riel had to leave the country, in fear for his life. Feelings against him ran so high in the East that he had to be smuggled into Parliament even when duly elected by the people of Manitoba.

    Riel suffered from mental illness after the 1870 Rebellion and spent some time in an asylum. He exiled himself to a Métis settlement in Montana, where he taught school, until Gabriel Dumont persuaded him to come back to Red River in 1884. The 1885 Rebellion against the Ottawa government proved unsuccessful. The Métis forces were soundly defeated by Canadian troops. Riel was captured and accused of treason. His trial and subsequent execution split the country along racial and religious lines.

    Historian Rosemary Neering's vivid account brings to life the story of Riel's contradictory character, colourful times, and lasting influence.

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    200 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

    Recommended Ages: 10-13

    This book is part of The Canadians Series.

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Joseph Brant (The Canadians Series)
Author: Roy Petrie
Traditional Territory: Mohawk
Format: Paperback
  • Joseph Brant, the greatest Iroquois leader, was a powerful organizer of his own people and a loyal ally of the British colonial forces. Born in 1742, Brant gained his first battle experience at the age of thirteen, in the wars against the French. His loyalty to the British continued and by 1757 he had earned a commission as captain.

    It was Brant who encouraged the Six Nations Confederacy to ally with the British against the French, and then against the rebelling American colonists. With the retreat of the British after the revolution, Brant and his people were forced to emigrate to a tract of land along the Grand River in Upper Canada. Here Brant began a new struggle against colonial domination and restrictive land regulations which was to continue until his death.

    The biography presents Brant's story as a focus for a broader issues of the time: the converging of two very different cultures, the expansion of settlement in the New World, and the violent struggles for colonial power.

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    64 pages | 6.50" x 8.50"

    Recommended Ages: 10-13

    This book is part of The Canadians Series.

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Crowfoot (The Canadians Series)
Author: Carlotta Hacker
Traditional Territory: Siksika (Blackfoot)
Format: Paperback
  • When Crowfoot was born in 1830, the Blackfoot Confederacy was a powerful nation living free in the prairies. But as Crowfoot was growing up, earning a reputation for courage and wisdom, the Blackfoot way of life was disintegrating.

    - Traders brought disease and liquor;
    - The buffalo herds dwindled;
    - Government incentives encouraged settlers to flock to the west.

    Humiliated and bewildered, the Blackfoot had to accept government food rations in order to avoid starvation. Crowfoot, born to be a warrior but destined to become a peacemaker, was the Blackfoot spokesman in this time of crisis. Sensing that settlement was inevitable, and committed above all to peace, he encouraged cooperation with the government and the NWMP.

    He persuaded other chiefs to sign treaty Number Seven, and refrained from supporting the Northwest Rebellion. The task of restraining a people who placed a high value on bold warfare was difficult, and Crowfoot's peaceful policies were sometimes unpopular with his own people. Nevertheless, he succeeded in preserving peace between two very different cultures. His success was due to his eloquence and diplomacy, and above all to his personal integrity.

    As historian Carlotta Hacker observes in this thoughtful biography, "Crowfoot stood for courage, loyalty, patience, honesty, generosity - virtues that are as old as humankind."

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    64 pages | 6.50" x 8.50"

    Recommended Ages: 10-13

    This book is part of The Canadians Series.

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Gabriel Dumont (The Canadians Series)
Author: George Woodcock
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
  • Born in St. Boniface in 1837 of French and Indian parentage, Gabriel Dumont's childhood was spent in the Saskatchewan country, where he grew accustomed to the semi-nomadic existence of the Métis. These were the proud days of the Métis nation, when its people roamed freely throughout the Prairies. The most stable social institution was the annual buffalo hunt with its rules. When Gabriel Dumont became head of the Great Saskatchewan Hunt in 1862 the end of the nomadic lifestyle was already in sight.

    As the buffalo herds dwindled, the Métis began to form more permanent settlements, but were alarmed when their pleas for recognition of their land rights were ignored by Sir John A Macdonald's government. Dumont appealed to Louis Riel, leader of the Red River Rebellion.

    Riel spoke up for the Saskatchewan Metis, but their petitions were ignored. In 1885, the Métis took up arms against the government forces. Dumont spurred the outnumbered rebels to several victories. After the Métis defeat, Dumont fled to the United States where he spent time with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show until an amnesty was declared and he was able to return to his home.

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    64 pages | 6.50" x 8.50"

    Recommended Ages: 10-13

    This book is part of The Canadians Series.

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When a Ghost Talks, Listen: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
Author: Tim Tingle
Traditional Territory: Choctaw
Format: Hardcover
  • Ten-year-old Isaac, now a ghost, continues with his people as they walk the Choctaw Trail of Tears headed to Indian Territory in what will one day become Oklahoma. There have been surprises aplenty on their trek, but now Isaac and his three Choctaw comrades learn they can time travel. The foursome heads back in time to Washington, D.C., to bear witness for Choctaw Chief Pushmataha who has come to the nation's capital at the invitation of Andrew Jackson.

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